Posts tagged business
Blue Mercury Co-founder and CEO Marla Beck On Failing Her Way To Success | Failure Factor Podcast

In this episode of The Failure Factor, Megan sits down with Blue Mercury co-founder and Marla Beck. The CEO of the rapidly-growing luxury beauty retailer shares how the initially Ecommerce company almost ran out of money, sparking the inaugural pivot "from clicks to bricks." Thanks to Beck's perseverance, in 2015 Blue Mercury was acquired by Macy's for $210 million. You won't want to miss Beck's advice on authoritative leadership, secrets to employee retention, why she doesn't endorse "productivity," and the growth-inspiring way she responds to failures and mistakes – both personally and in managing others. 

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Failure Gave Blue Mercury Cofounder And CEO Marla Beck An Edge. Here's What We Should Learn From Her | Forbes

After a few minutes of speaking with Blue Mercury cofounder and CEO Marla Beck, it's clear why a box of the luxury retailer's most popular product – M-61 Power Glow Peel – is sold every eight seconds. During our interview for The Failure Factor, the mother-of-three reveals how the trailblazing e-commerce company almost failed initially, and Beck and her husband slept on his sister's couch for months to reduce burn while they pivoted to retail.

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The Failure Factor Episode 28: Simon “Thor” Damborg on the Danger of the Personal Brand, Dating in a Culture of Toxic Masculinity, and the Only Way Entrepreneurship is Worth It | Forbes

Simon “Thor” Damborg is a former competitive CrossFit athlete, small business consultant, and the owner of Raincity Athletics and the Functional Fitness League in Vancouver, Canada. In this episode, which isn’t your typical TFF conversation, Simon opens up about the challenges of building his businesses, dating in a culture of toxic masculinity, his “privileged guilt,” the pain, isolation and shame of creating a “macho” personal brand, and how to make room for failure as an entrepreneur. LISTEN NOW

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The Failure Factor Episode 27: Lumion’s Amy Briant And Lisa DeLarco Bonoff on Dealing With – and Learning From – a Painful Cofounder Split | Forbes Failure Factor Podcast

Amy Briant and Lisa DeLarco Bonoff are the founders of Lumion, a skincare product line revolutionizing skin health technology. In this episode, Amy shares the story of her painful split from a co-founder in her former venture, and what she learned the hard way. Tune in to hear her advice on protecting yourself legally, setting boundaries, mitigating conflict, and optimizing co-founder relationships – plus challenges the duo’s currently facing in growing Lumion. LISTEN NOW

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Megan Shares Her Career Journey On The Ellevate Network Podcast | Ellevate Podcast

As psychotherapist, writer, wellness & executive coach, Megan Bruneau is a leading voice in the health and wellness community. She has pursued her passion to help others to no end, even if it meant taking an unconventional approach. After graduating from a prestigious counseling psychology Masters program, Megan couldn’t seem to land a job and rather than letting her situation get the best of her, she chose to pursue the thing in her life that brought her joy: yoga. In this episode, Megan traces her winding path from a yoga mat cleaner to successful entrepreneur and discusses the importance of therapy and using one’s privilege to help others.
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From Adult Film Star To Founder And CEO: Jessie Andrews’ 5 Tips For Always Being On Top | Forbes

Jessie Andrews' journey into entrepreneurship was anything but traditional. The self-made serial fashion-brand founder didn't finish high school, pursued a career in adult film, and toured as an international DJ and producer. She then taught herself the ins and outs of the fashion business – all before her twenty-first birthday. Her Bagatiba line quickly became a go-to celebrity favorite – worn by the Hadids, Jenners & Kardashians – shortly after which she launched two more brands: Basic Swim and Jeu Illimité. LEARN MORE

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